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César Chávez “Together we can!”

César Chávez “Together we can!”

By Nikoleta Morales Extra! It has been 21 years since the passing of one of the most historic and iconic Latino-American heroes—César Chávez. Considered by many to be the Latino-American Martin Luther King, Chávez inspired and fought for farm workers’ rights through non-violent means. Together with Dolores Huerta, he co-founded the National Farm Workers’ Association.

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The Resurrection Project helps Chicago family avoid foreclosure

By Diana Pando Extra News Jeidy Zavala Aguilar and her family live on a quiet side street near Kedzie and Archer avenues on the southwest side of Chicago. Between babysitting her nieces and picking up her children from school, Aguilar and her husband Armando were trying to keep their home from being foreclosed upon before

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Chicago creates affordable health care for Hispanic seniors

By Nikoleta Morales Chicago Extra Oak Street Health is a new network of primary health clinics for seniors in Chicago. Even though the network opened its clinics early this September they have experienced a large volume of patients. With two locations in the city, Portage Park (4848 W. Irving Park Ave.) and Edgewater (1541 W.

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Pilsen’s community garden – a place for families and hope

By Eleanore Catolico EXTRA News As the city transitions to the winter, one of Pilsen’s community gardens prepares for a fresh start. On Nov. 3, Pilsen community members gathered in an office at St. Pius Church to discuss the redevelopment project for the Roots and Rays Community Garden located at the intersection of Cullerton and

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